Inaugural WSOP Paradise Gets Underway at Atlantis Paradise Island

16 Jul 2024
Phil Lowe 16 Jul 2024
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  • Some of the biggest names in poker are in the Bahamas for WSOP Paradise
  • Event #1 Mystery Millions breaks record for largest live poker event ever hosted in the Bahamas
WSOP Paradise Atlantis Paradise Island

The first edition of WSOP Paradise is officially off and running at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, marking an exciting new chapter for the richest, most prestigious and longest-running poker series.

WSOP Paradise officially got underway on Sunday, December 3, with GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu delivering the ceremonial Shuffle Up & Deal for the series kicking off Event #1: Mystery Millions.

With 3,446 entrants and its $5 million guarantee easily met, the Mystery Millions event set the record for the largest live poker event ever hosted in the Bahamas, with the $500,000 bounty prize being won by Jeremy Lavi Dan.

WSOP Paradise has brought the biggest names in poker to the felt in the Caribbean, including poker legends Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Jamie Gold, in addition to the last three WSOP Main Event World Champions Daniel Weinman, Espen Jorstad and Koray Aldemir.

Highlights from the action so far include Tony Parker claiming his first finish in the money at a WSOP event, and another guarantee being met of $10 million for the GGMillions High Rollers Championship.

World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart said on Thursday: "Poker in paradise is rolling along and WSOP Paradise at Atlantis Paradise Island is already setting records and smashing guarantees.

"The WSOP can celebrate another ‘first’ with the record for the largest live poker event ever put together in the Bahamas. With more action set to unfold in paradise and some of the biggest names from the poker world in attendance, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the first WSOP Paradise Main Event at Atlantis."

The action continues throughout the week, with the highlight scheduled to start on December 9 with the WSOP No-Limit Hold'em World Championship in Paradise, better known as the Main Event, which features a massive $15 million guarantee and the highly-coveted WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet.

Selected events, as well as the Main Event, are available live stream on GGPoker’s YouTube channel, while new players joining the poker room can use the GG Poker bonus code wired to get the biggest available welcome bonus. Once registered, players can enter WSOP events directly from their GGPoker account.

The World Series of Poker's official website also has event news and updates throughout the series.

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